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MESA

Michelle Gonzalez

September 28

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MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) is a national organization that has striven to help disadvantaged students to become engineers, scientists and other mathbased professionals urgently needed by the job market, according to the Venice High website. The sponsor of MESA, Mr. Donald Holland, said that this year the club received $400 for more projects. “It has been a cool experience being there and has taught me different engineering skills mostly,” said Janet Reyes, currently a member of MESA who’s a junior. Similarly, it looks good on college applications. The club meets every Tuesday at lunch in Shop...

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Almond Mckinely

September 28

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meets on Mondays at lunch in the Corrective Room in the West Gym. The club is sponsored by Mr. Daniel Santos, one of the physical education teachers at Venice High School. To join the club, simply go to one of the meetings. Although the club is called Fellowship of Christian Athletes, you don’t have to be a Christian or an athlete. The main purpose of the club is for students to come and enjoy being open and talk to other people about getting right with their life. Every Monday, guest speakers come and tell their story about giving their life to God. “ I feel like God has...

Black Student Union

Chyna Dews

September 28

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The Black Student Union, also known as BSU, is a club to bring the African American community together positively. The purpose of this club is to bring more awareness to the black student body, provide academic opportunity and support and to show a positive outlook on their culture. They meet on Fridays in room 232.   The meaning of BSU is to promote unity, provide a support system for those who have no support, and to encourage and spread positivity, said Mr. David. It brings a voice for the African Americans and helps the students academically.   The group attends fun trips like college tours to...

Written Voice

Chyna Dews, reporter

September 23

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The Written Voice is a club that distributes two magazines a year based on the talent of students at Venice High School. The club meets every Tuesday at lunch in Room 243. The club takes submissions from various students. The magazine includes drawings, poems, short stories, and more. It showcases students talent and create art. This magazine is a way to show the whole school the talent students at Venice have.

Pre-Med

Jennifer Romo, reporter

September 23

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The Premed Club meets on Mondays at lunch in Room 247. The purpose of the Premed Club is to learn about the biomedical field and opportunities. The club also raises money for medical conditions such as AIDS. “It is a great opportunity to explore creative aspects of the medical field for those interested,” said chapter president Kriseira Lamus. Anyone is welcome to join. For more information, go to room 247 and talk to the sponsor Tory Toyama.  

ACADECA

Mireya Curiel, reporter

September 23

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The Academic Decathlon is a 10-subject competition on objective and subjective topics. The Venice team meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday after school in Room 108 to prepare for the spring competition. Any student can join. “ACADECA isn’t about being smart, it’s about being curious. ACADECA builds up college applications,” said sponsor Jennifer Lisowski “It’s an interactive experience for everyone. It helped me in English and looks great on college applications,” said senior Marsy Mateo, the president of ACADECA, who has been on the team for one season since 2015.

Robotics

Almond McKinley, reporter

September 23

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The Robotics Club is a club for people who love science, math, or engineering. The group would build robots for competition. The club is run by Mr. Brent Rojo and they meet on Thursday after school in Shop 1B. In the past, the club was funded by companies like Google. Unfortunately, the club is no longer being funded by Google so the money isn’t flowing like it used to, Mr. Rojo explained. Due to this situation, Mr. Rojo is considering changing the club to an all-around engineering club. His idea is to keep the club interactive by “still competing in things that are STEMM-like activities and still be competitive.”...

MECHA

Joshua Fenty, reporter

September 23

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Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, better known as M.E.Ch.A, is a great opportunity not only for students to meet new people and connect over common interests. Members also meet to discuss issues such as gentrification and to help bring about the change they wish to see in the world, according to the club’s president, Mireya Curiel. M.E.Ch.A is “a student club that promotes higher education, cultura, and historia,” said the club’s sponsor, Lydia Ponce. Anyone and everyone that is interested can join. It meets on Thursdays at lunch in Shop 1.

SRLA

Mireya Curiel, reporter

September 23

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Students Run Los Angeles is a club in which students train for the Los Angeles Marathon. Meetings are on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school in Room 54 at 3:30 p.m. Join now before early October because students will need a physical exam, and only 25 students can be sponsored to run the marathon. The sooner students go the more chance students have of getting a spot. “This club is about staying fit, it’s about setting goals and sense of accomplishment. Completion over competition,” said Mr. Michael Smith, one of the teachers who train students for the Los Angeles Marathon. He’s been training students...

Japanese Club

Emily Elias

September 21

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The Japanese Club is a student-run club that discusses different topics regarding Japanese culture, so if this is something you’re interested in, you’re welcome!   Ms. Hiroko Nomachi has been this club’s sponsor for over 20 years now. She created this club all those years ago because she wanted students who didn’t have the opportunity to take one of her Japanese classes to learn about Japanese culture.   “I like to see the students learn about things that they are interested in and that way they’ll learn it more in depth,” said Ms. Nomachi   Ms. Nomachi also said...

Help the Handi

Emily Elias, Reporter

September 21

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In the Help the Handi Club, students step out of their comfort zone and help the community. It’s always fun to experience new things and in this club students will have that opportunity, said sponsor Jennifer Lisowski.   Students get the chance to help disabled students participate in sporting events, support Special Olympics and other community events where disabled students are able to play sports just like any other high school student. Members even get the chance to play with the students every so often.   All students need to join this club is enthusiasm and hard work. They also...

Choir Club

September 21

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For people who like to sing but can’t fit choir into their schedule, a choir club is offered during lunch. Club members can be apart the Venice High Allegros. While in choir, students learn how to audition and perform at a colligiate level that prepares students for a career in music. If students choose, they can come in at lunchtime for further practice with peers and the choral teacher Ms.Wendy Sarnoff. The choir performs at assemblies and other school activities. If you want to pursue music and explore what your voice can do, then choir is for you. Club members also have the opportunity to earn community service...

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